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by Nick Drew  |  Wed 03 Jul 2024

Earthmovers in USA Australia & Europe

As a correspondent for Earthmovers magazine, David Wylie builds on his sold-out “Earthmovers in” series of books to bring more mining and quarrying related site visits to life with this new title; Earthmovers in USA Australia & Europe. Travelling across Europe and half-way around the world, as he captures some of the biggest, and arguably the best, earthmoving equipment in action.

Earthmovers in USA Australia & Europe

Earthmovers in USA Australia & Europe is on sale from July 2024 onwards, and brings together 23 of David’s reports that records company profiles, mining machines and cutting-edge payload technology in action. The book contains new insights from some machine designers, along with the views of highly-skilled and experienced operators and managers that share their wealth of experience operating these mining machines.


This book features the largest operational dragline in the world, and some of the largest rope shovels and hydraulic earth-movers and dump trucks, from the likes of Caterpillar, Komatsu and Liebherr-Mining. Such as the massive 7500-ton Bucyrus-Erie 2570WS dragline, P&H 4100XPB & Bucyrus 795HR rope shovels, Cat 795F and Komatsu 930E haul trucks in Wyoming and the mighty (120t heavy-duty) Komatsu D475A-8 dozer in the UK. Cat 240-tonne 994 wheel loader, Liebherr 800-tonne class R 9800 and T282C haulers in Australia, and a visit to Liebherr-Mining factory in Colmar France are also covered in detail. A Komatsu PC360-11 SLR with a bespoke Euro-Fab dredging bucket is also covered.

With over 500 stunning photographs carefully composed to capture the raw power and performance of each machine. Over 75 high quality photographs are also presented on double pages to help you get close to the action.  Containing over 73,000 words, this stunning and detailed fourth book will be of interest to enthusiasts, owners, operators and site managers worldwide.

Earthmovers in USA Australia & Europe  is a limited edition book at only 300 copies for sale and will be available to purchase directly from David Wylie in July and is expected to be sold out in the leadup to Christmas 2024.   Priced at £38.50 +P&P.  You can get in touch with David via his e-mail address david@earthmovingimages.com  or his Facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/earthmovingbooks

Foreword  & Testimonial from renowned machinery Journalist and  Author Keith Haddock,  “David's photography is outstanding with high quality action images. I would say he is one of the top photo-journalists in the industry.”     

Peter Haddock, Content With Media Ltd, who had this to say, “As a world-renowned journalist, David’s well-earned and trusted relationships are second to none. And because of this, he has exclusive access to the most exciting, biggest and best projects, particularly in the mining sector. “    

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